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Pastor Amy Truhe hired as Bethany College Chaplain and Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church Pastor.

Latest News: Smoky Valley High School students help with Spring cleaning, April 19
On Wednesday, April 19, a group of volunteer students from Smoky Valley Senior High School helped to do some Spring cleaning and repair work at Messiah Lutheran Church.  This group of students worked for nearly three hours on a beautiful Spring morning.  Among other things, the group weeded, raked leaves, pulled stumps, painted the Peace Park benches, and helped to refurbish the Messiah Church sign on the south lawn.  There efforts are greatly appreciated by the church.  Thank you for your service!

Latest News: Special Service of Worship & Music, Easter Sunday, April 16
On Easter Sunday, April 16, the Messiah Church Easter worship service will include special music provided by Bethany College music students as well as the soloists for the 2017 Messiah Festival of Arts. The soloists for this year’s festival include Nola Richardson (Soprano), Daniel Moody (Counter-Tenor), Tyler Ray (Tenor), and Brendan Fitzgerald (Bass). This group of wonderful musicians will assist our church choir in singing the liturgy as well as providing special music during the service. You won’t want to miss this wonderful morning of music and worship at Messiah Church, beginning at 9:30 a.m. as we celebrate the Easter moment. Contact the Messiah Church office for details.

Latest News: Messiah Lutheran Church & Bethany College Announce Joint Position
Messiah Lutheran Church and Bethany College have announced a joint call for a shared pastor/chaplain position.  This new and exciting position will be under the direction of the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church Council and the Bethany College Dean of Student Development.  The pastor/chaplain position will be responsible for the spiritual care and development of members and friends of Messiah Lutheran Church as well as Bethany College students.  Click Here to view the joint position description.

Latest News: Living Last Supper Presentation
On Maundy Thursday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church will be presenting the Living Last Supper by Ruth Elaine Schram, a dramatic musical experience for Holy Week.  The presentation will conclude with Holy Communion.  All are welcome.  There is no admission charge.  Please contact our church office if you have any questions.

Latest News: Bethany College Students Day of Service
Tuesday, August 23, approximately 25 Bethany College Freshmen descended upon Messiah Church for the annual Bethany College “Swede Sweep,” providing service to the community and building relationships. This energetic group of students painted parking lot stripes, pulled weeds, and painted benches in the adjacent Peace Park. We are grateful for their acts of service and glad that they have chosen Bethany College and Lindsborg to pursue their educational dreams. Thank you Bethany College!!

bethany students parking lot

Latest News: Interim Church Administrator Hired
On July 5 Messiah Church member Marc Anderson began work as the Interim Church Administrator. Marc will assist current Interim Pastor David Carlson with all administrative duties of the church. Marc recently received a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Marc looks forward to working together with Pastor David, the church staff, lay leaders and the congregation as we strengthen our mutual ministry together.

Latest News: Call Committee Approved Unanimously
On March 22, a special congregational meeting was called to present a slate of members to serve as our call committee. This slate was elected without dissent. We are so pleased to have such a diverse and gifted group of leaders to help guide us into this next phase of Messiah’s future! The committee will consist of Ingrid Pohl and Lois Carlson (co-chairs); Tyler Atkinson, Kirsten Bruce, Harvey Daniels, Ted Kessinger, Christine Reinert; and Adrienne Pohl and Kyle Anderson as youth representatives.

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